Guinea Pig Health News for October 19 2017

Common Diseases of Guinea Pig

How will you know if your guinea pig is sick? By close attention. Smooth-haired self-colored cream red-eyed guinea pig. The average weight of a mature guinea pig is right around 2 pounds. The ideal temperature for guinea pigs is 65 to 75° F. The normal body temperature of a guinea pig is 99.3 to 103° F. Guinea pigs are sensitive to overheating, so do not expose your pet to extreme heat. If you choose to keep your guinea pig outside, make sure the hutch is properly shaded. Its high-pitched sound pierces the air, unlike the sweet sound of a mother guinea pig cooing to her babies which is very pleasant. Reply samuel Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:49:16 PMI purchased my guinea pig from Petco in Sept of 2014. Copper supplementation of guinea pig food led to increased Mycobacterium tuberculosis killing. Guinea pigs given vitamin supplements are more likely to have dental disease than a guinea pig not given vitamin supplements. Depending if you want tiny little cavies running around, yay for you! What you are talking about is guinea pig pregnancy. Guinea pigs are sensitive to vitamin D. I read somewhere about guinea pigs who died after they were fed commercial food contaminated with excessive vitamin D that caused a fatal kidney disease. Yesterday, suddenly, my 3 year old Guinea Pig, Thor, lost the use of his hind legs.
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MAZURI® Guinea Pig Food

The life-cycle stage of the animals determines the amount to feed. Care has been taken to add the proper level of stabilized vitamin C, a nutrient Guinea Pigs can not live without. Nutritionally complete – No supplements needed including vitamin C. Timothy hay based pellet – Lower protein and better mineral balance than alfalfa. Contains stabilized vitamin C – Remains active longer than traditional vitamin C. Contains probiotics – May promote GI tract health. Contains flaxseed – Great Omega-3 fatty acid source. Contains natural vitamin E. Contains Yucca Shidigera – A natural flavoring agent. The choice of supplementation will vary with life stage and animal preference. In general, good quality grass hay and leafy greens are ideal supplemental food items for adult animals. Growing animals may benefit from higher protein found in alfalfa hay. Always provide animal with plenty of fresh, clean water. For best results, store contents of open bag in container with sealing lid. Your MAZURI Exotic Animal Feed representatives are technical experts who are passionate about the health and well-being of your animals.
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All Things Guinea Pig: Breeds and Varieties

I have two favourite guinea pig breeds: Texels and Sheba Mini Yaks. We work with a lot of other breeds here at the caviary, but my heart remains with those two varieties in particular. And as time goes on, you will probably find that my main piggies mostly represent one of those two looks, hopefully resulting in some incredibly curly and/or fluffy bubs. CURLY. At Present, these are my ‘Curlies’, including Texel, Alpaca, Rex, Merino and all the crossed versions of these varieties. It gives a great overview of how many different ways the curly gene can manifest in guinea pigs, and even how different two ‘pedigree texels’ can look, depending on the quality of their breeding. It may also help you identify what breed your pet piggy might be. SMOOTH COATS. And these guys are your classic guinea pigs, the ones most of us remember from our childhood.
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